We want our students to be healthy for their own sake. But the fact remains: Healthy children also learn better. Healthful Living Education promotes behaviors that lead to more meaningful education and a higher quality of life.
On June 25, 2009 the North Carolina legislature ratified into law the Healthy Youth Act of 2009 which modifies GS 115C-81. This Healthy Youth Act of 2009 redefines what is to be included in the human sexuality education component of health education instruction in North Carolina's 7th, 8th, and High School health education classrooms. The full text of House Bill 88, the Healthy Youth Act of 2009, is available at the North Carolina General Assembly's website.
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act mandates that all local school districts participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program create a local wellness policy.
Much of our Wellness Policy focuses around Child Nutrition Services. Per the federal mandate, there are areas in the policy that directly pertain to our school practices. Our wellness policy also addresses fundraising, rewards and on-campus events:
This policy does not dictate the food selections you make when sending a lunch with your child. The policy is in place to promote the selection of healthy choices offered in our schools for students and staff. Please join us in encouraging your child to make healthy choices.
For more information, see Board Policy 5125:Wellness